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Advocacy Toolbox

We encourage you to be an advocate for the cause of homelessness in Georgia. If you have ever worked with a teacher to improve your child’s education, you have been an advocate. Someone who looks out for the interests of another, someone who speaks up on behalf of another. Advocates identify a problem, an unrecognized […]

Food Security

For Many Georgians, both homeless and housed, not having enough healthy and nutritious food to eat is painfully common.  Many must resort to using emergency food resources such as soup kitchens, food pantries and food banks or even begging or scavenging for food. Although these food resources can maintain a minimum caloric intake to sustain life […]

Veterans

One-quarter of the homeless population are veterans. Veterans often become homeless as they face challenges in re-adjusting to civilian life. Post-traumatic stress and other mental and emotional conditions are common in veterans returning from combat, but many are not identified and treated. The inability to cope with these conditions, coupled with the difficulties in re-assimilation, […]

Rural Homelessness

Many people think of homelessness as strictly an urban phenomenon because homeless people are greater in number and are more visible in urban areas, but homelessness is pervasive in rural areas. The number of people who experience rural homelessness is unknown, but the last national count of homeless people found that 9 percent of homeless […]

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is the immediate cause of homelessness for many women. Research studies reveal that domestic violence is one of the most frequently stated causes of homelessness for families, with 13 percent of homeless families saying that they had left their last place of residence because of abuse or violence in the household. Domestic violence […]

Chronic Homelessness

Chronic homelessness is long-term or repeated homelessness accompanied by a disability. Many chronically homeless people have a serious mental illness like schizophrenia and/or alcohol or drug addiction. Most chronically homeless individuals have been in treatment programs, sometimes on dozens of occasions. The federal government’s definition of chronic homelessness includes homeless individuals with a disabling condition […]